AHH Stray News: Common, Eminem, Wyclef, New Boyz

AllHipHop Staff

Rapper Common will join famed author/poet Maya Angelou and radio personality Tom Joyner this Saturday (November 7) in a panel discussion about the state of the African-American community. The “Saving The Race: The Human Race” panel will deal with how African-American’s can begin the process of overcoming feelings of black inferiority, negative images and self destructive behavior. “Saving The Race” will take place at Riverside Church (between 120th & 122nd Street) in Morningside Heights. Tickets to the event are $50. For information visit www.theriversidechurchny.org or on-site at the Riverside Theatre box office.

Eminem has been added to the list of performers during the American Music Awards later this month. Eminem joins artists like Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Lopez, The Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and Lady Gaga as performers during the annual ceremony. According to Entertainment Weekly, more artists will be announced next week. The American Music Awards are scheduled to air from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday (November 22) at 8:00 PM on ABC.

Wyclef Jean appeared on AllHipHop Radio today (November 3) and revealed details about his new deal with The Timberland Co. The rapper revealed that he has signed a 5 season deal with Timberland, which will benefit his native country of Haiti through a deal with his non-profit, Yele Haiti. “When you pick up the boots and they say Yele Haiti, two dollars go back to Haiti for tree planting,” Wyclef revealed to AllHipHop Radio during The Eric B. & Friends Morning Show. Wyclef’s 16-boot collection of Timberlands will go on sale nationwide at the end of this month.

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Rap group The New Boyz will hit the road with Chris Brown in support of their new album Skinny Jeanz & A Mic. Group members Ben J and Legacy will hit the road with Brown on an 18-city tour of North America. The New Boyz are riding the success of their single “You’re A Jerk,” in addition to their latest song “Tie Me Down,” which features Ray J. “This is us,” group member Ben J. said of those who criticize their style. “We’re showing a different side of hip-hop and a different style from the West Coast. We’ve never been worried about the haters or critics.”

Tour dates are listed below:

SAT 11/14 Houston, TX House of Blues SUN 11/15 Dallas, TX Palladium WED 11/18 Los Angeles, CA Avalon THU 11/19 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore FRI 11/20 Miami, FL Charity Event SUN 11/22 Richmond, VA Landmark WED 11/25 Detroit, MI Royal Oak THU 11/26 Chicago, IL House of Blues SUN 11/29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution TUE 12/1 Orlando, FL House of Blues WED 12/2 Atlanta, GA CenterStage FRI 12/4 Washington, DC Warner Theater SAT 12/5 Providence, RI Lupo’s SUN 12/6 Boston, MA House of Blues WED 12/9 Sayreville, NJ Starland FRI 12/11 Baltimore, MD Gilliam-Morgan State U SAT 12/12 Walling Ford, CT Chevrolet Theatre SUN 12/13 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory